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Workshop: A Transformative and Evidence-based System Response for Parents w Opioid Misuse, Palm Bch
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Through material presented and interactive discussions, participants will identify opportunities for their communities to address challenges through existing resources, new resources including the federal opioid resources and Family First Prevention Services Act, and emerging approaches.

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When: Thursday, January 31, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 pm
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Childnet Conference RM C/D
4100 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach, Florida  33409
United States
Presenter: Pamela Petersen-Baston, M.P.A., MCAP, CPP and Vicky Weisz, PhD
Contact: Lee Ann Griffin
(850) 878-2196


Online registration is available until: 1/24/2019
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Collateral impacts of the opioid epidemic such as overdoses, neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), and higher rates of child maltreatment reports and foster care placements are creating significant challenges in Florida communities. From early identification, screening and assessment, medication-assisted treatment, recovery support, and continuing care, this workshop will review what we know about evidence-based and other effective practices for system responses with parents with opioid misuse involved in the child welfare system. Through material presented and interactive discussions, participants will collectively identify opportunities for their communities to address these challenges through existing resources, new resources including the federal opioid resources and Family First Prevention Services Act, and emerging approaches. Participants will leave prepared to do their part in developing a transformative and evidence-based local system response to parental opioid misuse to foster safe and stable homes in which children can thrive.

Who should attend?This workshop is designed for child welfare, family court staff, behavioral health/recovery staff, Managing Entities, Community-Based Care (CBC) and DCF program staff and stakeholders working with child welfare-involved families affected by opioid misuse.

Presented by:
Pamela Petersen-Baston has 39 years of experience working in a variety of capacities in the health and human services field including serving appointments under two Florida Governors to manage Florida’s publicly-funded drug prevention and treatment system. After leaving State government, in 1995 she moved to Key West Florida and ran Safe Port, the largest family-centered treatment program in the country at that time for child-welfare involved pregnant and parenting women with concurrent opioid, methamphetamine, and other substance use and mental health disorders and their children (serving 100 people including children at any given time). She and her young son at that time moved into this public housing-based campus for five months to develop an in-depth understanding of the needs of this population of focus and to increase associated expertise in relevant policy and program development. Since leaving Key West and moving to North Carolina in 1998, Pam has been working as a national trainer and consultant for nearly 20 years and has now delivered training or TA in every state in the country, many tribes, and in two US territories. Through her work with JBS International, Pam created a number of opioid-specific training sessions and learning modules for Florida’s child welfare and behavioral health systems to improve practice with substance-involved families.


Vicky Weisz is a Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Center on Children, Families, and the Law. For almost twenty years she directed the Nebraska Court Improvement Project, a federally funded program focused on improving the state judicial and legal system for abused and neglected children. She currently serves as a consultant with JBS International. Dr. Weisz received her Ph.D. in psychology from Washington University in St. Louis and her Master’s in legal studies from the University of Nebraska College of Law. Her recent research and writing addresses the use of social and behavioral science in dependency courts, children and procedural justice, and children’s participation in court. Through her work with JBS International, Dr. Weisz contributed to a number of opioid-specific training sessions and learning modules for Florida’s child welfare and behavioral health systems to improve practice with substance-involved families.

Location Information:

Childnet Conference
4100 Okeechobee Boulevard
Room C/D
West Palm Beach, FL 33409

 

CEUs:

5.5 Continuing Education Units/Contact Hours are provided for this event
Florida Certification Board Recognized Education Provider
Florida Board of Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #50-676
Florida Board of Nursing Provider #50-676